About time, and welcome, too. At 7:30 pm on the 14th, 3.11″. And looking for at least that much more by next Tuesday.
PG&E has provided me with links to some very important data related to the relicensing project.
To see a graphic on projected lake level this year: www.project2105.org/PGE/bucks2016.pdf
To access the relicensing documents that have been compiled: www.bucksrelicensing.com/public
and: www.project 2105.org
Please share these links with anyone who might have an interest…..
I’m thinking I ought to add a new post, since it has been a while. OK, the lake is full, still. Weather has been pretty good, although cold this week. No fires!! So far….
Annual HOA meeting is tomorrow, 7-9, at Haskins. Many cabin owners on the west side of the lake are anticipating a PG&E answer to, “How are we going to move our docks fall and spring, since you have posted that motor vehicles may not proceed below the high water line? Looking for answers tomorrow….
I am told the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast was its usual success, with 800 breakfasts served. A massive number. We missed it, as we were in church at 8 am.
We served on the fire department for 20 years. It is an honor to protect your neighbors and their properties. If you can do it, the training is excellent, the calls are not overbearingly frequent, and you can only imagine the reward you get when you know you have saved a life, or a cherished cabin….. Please consider it.
Waiting for the next event worthy of a comment….
As of today, all the paved roads in the Bucks Lake area are open, including the Back Road. Watch for the occasional icy spot.
The non-paved cabin access roads? Some are open, some not. Some drifts are still pretty substantial in shady areas…….
The current plan for the County is to begin plowing on April 11. They will first go to the fire station, then open Big Creek, after that the Dam Road, and finally the Oro-Quincy Highway. From what I have seen of the snow, much of that will go pretty fast, but there will be areas in the shade that still have 5 feet. My best guess is that most roads will be open by the end of the month.
It has not been easy. The circuit the camera is on, tripped during the last big storm. Probably water, as we have water inside the cabin where we have never had it before.
That caused the camera to lose its programming. That required a complete reprogramming of the camera, a process that never goes well. I have been seeing it locally for two days, and just now figured out the trick to get it to upload to the website.
I apologize (to much more of the world than I ever dreamed likely), and I hope you all enjoy it.
So, no secret, the camera quit just when the latest storm was at the strongest. It has done this a couple of times before. If I am at the cabin, I can fix it right away. But we are not at the cabin, having needed to return to Reno for some medical appointments. Of course, I want to get back and fix it, ASAP, and will try to do that next Tuesday or Wednesday.
But with the Weather Service predicting a total of 46″ of snow between Saturday and Monday (!), that will be iffy. I will believe all that snow when I see it, but at Bucks it is totally possible.
Till I can do the fix, I will be checking with other sources and try to keep a reasonably accurate record.
Two feet. Nice. But now more rain is on the way. But maybe more snow by next weekend…..
So, Saturday we had over 5″ of rain! Of course it washed a lot of the snow away. If the weather service is to be believed, by Monday evening, we could have over 30″ of new snow. Good if it happens…….
I have had a couple of people ask what the lake level is doing. I checked the State data this afternoon and learned that the lake is a
foot LOWER than it was in December. Cutting the folks that manage the lake some slack, I am assuming they want to maintain a cushion of capacity in the lake. At least that, in my innocence, is what I choose to believe……